Cruise

Best Cruise Deals Around the World

by Brook Wilkinson

Southeast Asia

Conde Nast Traveler

Azamara Cruises
Ship: Quest
Best for: Ardent sightseers who want a little pampering—a butler comes with every room
Why it's a good value: At less than $200 per person per day, this smartly designed itinerary knows when to get moving—and when to stay put
Length: 14 nights
Departures: January and February 2010
Number of passengers: 694
Cost: From $1,999

One way to get the most value out of your cruise is to limit the amount of time you spend on the ship; after all, you travel to see exotic locales, not the inside of your stateroom. This two-week itinerary packs in overnights at five popular port cities—Hong Kong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, and Bangkok—where much of the local color doesn't appear until the sun goes down. And since the ship stays overnight at its first and last ports, you won't have to tack on the cost of a pre- or post-cruise hotel room. A smaller vessel like the Quest can also dock just 15 minutes from the city center in Singapore, while the 2,000-passenger ships must dock much farther away. And in Hanoi, you can spend an afternoon in Halong Bay (pictured), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then devote the following day to exploring the capital city (877-999-9553; azamaracruises.com).

Value Cruises: Southeast Asia

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